There are an infinite number of beautiful balcony, garden and terrace plants. Follow the 'Golden Rules' for the care of your tub plant so that you can enjoy it for a long time!
- Observe the care instructions on the supplied label of the plant.
- Use well-permeable potting soil and water regularly. On warm days this can be done twice a day.
- Beware of night frost!
- Avoid too much sun, drought, water in the pot.
- Remove faded flowers and prune the plant regularly to keep the shape and flowering of the plant optimal.
- Give regular plant food for a beautiful long-flowering plant.
Tub plants require intensive care. In the autumn before the night frost starts, the plants can enter. In the spring, beginning of May, the plants can go outside again. More information about hibernate can be found under the heading 'hibernate' on this site. Repotting is best done at the end of April, add some clay so that more moisture is retained.
Allow the tubers to overwinter
After you have been able to enjoy your tub plant for a whole summer, you can ensure that you can enjoy it the following year. This can be done by having the tub plant overwinter in a frost-free place. Tub plants can not stand the frost.
It is important that the plant is frost-free. This can be done, for example, in a cool spot in the house at approximately 7 ° C. Water the plant moderately so that the pot ball can not dry out.
It is possible that the plant drops all its leaves, as if it were dying, but this is not the case! This is the rest period.
A plant with little or no leaf evaporates almost no water during this rest period. So pay attention that the plant also gets very little water!
Starting in March, you can set the plant slightly warmer and lighter and new leaf buds will soon appear.
At the end of April, there is possibly the time to repot the tub plant. Add some clay so that a lot of moisture is retained. When the plant is in a pot, make sure there is a hole in the bottom so that the excess water can drain away!